Older, Smaller, Better…………..


Measuring how the character of buildings and blocks influences urban vitality

From the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab…………

“Corridors with smaller, older buildings generally perform better for the local economy than areas with newer buildings that might stretch an entire block.  Older buildings become magnets for young people and retirees alike……..”


“People want to be where there is an interesting and exciting mix of the old and new……Now we have all of this data to back up what i think preservationists and planners have sort of known for decades.”  Michael Powe, Urban planner.

Read the report here………



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